Join Atlanta Freedom Bands’ Concert Band as we kick off Atlanta’s Stonewall Week in music. The concert program visits significant landmarks in the history of the LGBT civil rights movement. Your musical itinerary includes New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and points in between.
We will also welcome FM 106.7’s Melissa Carter as our tour guide and host for the evening!
The concert takes place on Saturday, June 22, 8 PM at Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. (Directions)
Under the baton of Music Director Dr. Kathleen Nicole Fallin and Associate Director Kurt Wackerly, the concert program includes:
"American Overture for Band" by Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
"City Trees" by Michael Markowski
"Give My Regards To Broadway" by George M. Cohan
"In Memoriam" by Mark Camphouse
(presented in memory of Matthew Shepard and all who have fallen)
Selections from "Chicago" by Kandor and Ebb
"Hooray for Hollywood" by Warren Barker
"Silence Overwhelmed" by Brian Balmadges
(presented in celebration of Harvey Milk)
"Saddle Up!" by Clifton Jones
"Blues for a Killed Kat" by Jack End
"America The Beautiful" by Samuel Ward with words by Katherine Bates
Tickets for the show are $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors.
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. AFB is also proud to present this program as a community partner with the Atlanta Pride Committee.
Atlanta Freedom Bands Members Help Make History
Several members from the Atlanta Freedom Bands have joined other Lesbian and Gay Band Association musicians and auxiliary groups from around the United States to once again play a part in history.
The Lesbian and Gay Band Association was selected from more than 2,800 bands to perform for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden during the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday, January 21, 2013.
This is the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group in history to be invited to march in a Presidential Inaugural Parade. Their first appearance in the Inaugural Parade was in 2009.
Click here to view the video entry submitted for the 2013 Inauguration parade and see footage of the band at the 2009 parade.
Learn more about the Lesbian and Gay Band Association here.
Other coverage of LGBT representation in this inaugural event:
photo courtesy lgba.org
Atlanta Freedom Bands Hosts the 2013 LGBA Conference
Planning and other preparation is already well under way for this global conference. Visit 2013.lgba.org for more details!